According to the developers of the Black Sands Resort at Peterâs Hope, the project has not only provided revenue for the Government, but will also have a positive effect on local unemployment.
A partner with Pace Developments Inc, Joseph Romano made this assertion while speaking last Wednesday on the morning programme on Boom 106.9 SVG radio station, predicting that unemployment would âdrop significantlyâ.
âThereâs going to be a lot of jobs created, so unemployment is going to drop significantly, not only during the construction, but during the operation of the resort and villas,â insisted Romano.
âWeâre going to interview and hire people that are qualified. Weâre going to favour local people because of access to the lands. Bringing foreigners in disrupts peopleâs personal lives and their business lives back homeâ¦ Local labour is what we intend on utilizing.â
The Canadian developer further explained that the company has set up an office in Layou, where persons seeking employment can find out what jobs are available. Additionally, a mobile site will be established at the Peterâs Hope property for the same purpose.
Romano also informed the public that they can also email their curricula vitae to [email protected]
He pointed out that Pace Developments Inc is not only seeking labourers and construction workers, but will also need chefs, other cooking staff, bar staff, waiting staff, hairdressers, spa workers, butlers and gardeners, among others.
The Canadian developer also pointed out that the company plans to give financial assistance to farmers whom it would employ to provide the resort with fresh produce.
Romano did, however, admit that the resortâs management team would comprise foreign nationals, but this does not mean that locals would be excluded from being promoted to management over time.
âEven with the foreign management team, itâs not forever. Itâs to implement a system, a structure that almost becomes bullet-proof business wise, where local people can move up and take over those positions,â he explained.
âOnce you have the structure strong, you can [then] elevate local management and Vincentians into those positions.â (JSV)